Pedestrian hit and killed while walking on Loop 101

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by Tami Hoey

azfamily.com

Posted on December 27, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 31 at 11:16 AM

PHOENIX -- Investigators are looking into a fatal freeway crash that involved a pedestrian.

A man was walking Wednesday night along the 101 Freeway near Union Hills, when a car hit him. The victim died at the scene.

Investigators are trying to figure out what he was doing walking on the freeway. DPS spokesman Bart Graves said it appears he may have been trying to take his own life.

The accident closed southbound Loop 101 at Union Hills.  Traffic was taken off at 75th Ave and rerouted back onto the 101 via Bell Road.

The victim's name hasn't been released. The medical examiner's office is conducting an autopsy.

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